Accession Number:

AD0681012

Title:

STRATEGIES FOR PREDICTING ADJUSTMENT OF AFQT CATEGORY IV NAVY AND MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CALIF

Report Date:

1968-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Four major points summarize the findings of studies for Category IV Marines and sailors. First, AFQT score is a valid predictor of an enlistees performance and adjustment in military service. Category IV enlistees are inferior to average enlistees on a variety of measures of military adaptation. Second, many Category IV enlistees are able to render effective military service. On the basis of sampling of higher level Category IV personnel who entered the service in 1960 and 1961, seventy-three per cent of Marines were found to be effective performers, while sixty-five per cent of sailors rendered effective service. Third, civilian educational achievement was found not only to be uniquely related to four-year military effectiveness for both of the services, but to be the most important, by far, of all the biographical predictors studied. And fourth, it was hypothesized that differences in effectiveness rates for Category IV enlistees who entered the Navy and Marine Corps in 1960 and 1961 were more a function of differing personnel and administrative policies than a function of differences in the calibre of enlistee input. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE